We excel at representing ordinary people by recovering monetary damages and fighting for changes in consumer safety laws.
For over 34 years, the focus of my career has been the prosecution of those who have intentionally or carelessly harmed children and other innocent victims. In 1983 I began my career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County and rose to become the head of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Division. Upon leaving public service in 1990, I employed the trial skills I learned representing the victims of crime to my representation of the victims of childhood lead poisoning, medical malpractice, police misconduct and abuse, wrongful death and serious personal injury.
I have also devoted my time to improving the legal community by participating as an instructor in programs aimed at training new lawyers in trial advocacy and acting as a mentor to young lawyers. I have lectured and trained prosecutors, trial lawyers, police, social workers, and parents in the areas of child abuse, lead poisoning and trial advocacy.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1979 and my law degree in 1983 from the University of Baltimore. I am also a graduate of the acclaimed Trial Lawyers College and the National College of District Attorneys. I am admitted to practice in Maryland, the U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. I am presently a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
When I am not working hard for my clients, I enjoy painting, cooking, and some well-deserved time at my vacation home in the Outer-Banks. I am married and have three successful adult sons.